Illinois reports record-setting year for cannabis sales

 

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced that 2022 set adult use cannabis sales records. For the year, Illinois adult use cannabis dispensaries sold over $1.5 billion worth of product, an increase of more than 131% from 2020, the first year cannabis sales were first legally allowed in Illinois. Sales to out-of-state residents totaled nearly $480 million. There are currently 113 adult use cannabis dispensaries in Illinois.

“When I signed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act into law in 2019, we set out on an ambitious goal: to create the most equitable and economically prosperous cannabis industry in the nation. Our data from 2022 shows that we are well on our way towards making that idea a reality,” said Governor JB Pritzker.